Whimsical Bird-Themed Summer Wedding in New York

Posted by Kim on Mar 07, 2013

Marsha & Michael

August 18

Newburgh, New York


Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We wanted an outdoor wedding ceremony to capture our “love bird” theme and we thought The Powelton Club would be the perfect place. Also, the place is extra special to us because my in-laws had their wedding reception there in 1975.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Cake: This is where it all started. I saw a picture of a cake online that had a “love birds” topper and that gave me the idea of having a “love bird” theme. I wanted a replica of the cake and I sure got it!

2. Floral arrangements and decor: Our florist did an amazing job incorporating all the elements and transforming our venue into a magical place.

3. Wedding dress: I exchanged my dress not once, but twice. It is true, the third time’s a charm! I fell in love with the third dress instantly. It felt like my dress was the piece to pull off our “love bird” theme.

Give us the one moment from your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about

The outdoor ceremony. It was picture perfect! We saw some tears from our families and friends (not to mention my own) when we recited our vows to each other, and we know those were tears of joy.


Photography: Ulysses Photography | Venue: The Powelton Club | Floral Designer: Elena Costello of Wyckoff Florist | Wedding Gown: Oleg Cassini | Invitations: Jen Simpson Design | Hair and Makeup: Chrissy Simone | Favors: Green Doxie Events | Ceremony Music: Dorian Quartet | DJ: Bri Swatek | Cake: Pastry Garden